Yoko Ono to install ‘wish trees’ at Glastonbury

Ono will perform with members of Yo La Tengo at Park Stage on Sunday

Yoko Ono is to install ‘wish trees’ in the Green Kids Field at Glastonbury Festival, with the wishes collected and kept underneath the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland, in memory of her late husband John Lennon.

Writing for The Glastonbury Free Press, which is distributed on site, Ono says she first set her sights on appearing at the festival after performing two small shows in Dalston, London, earlier this year.

Ono wrote: “Earlier this year I played two small shows in Dalston in London and another musician who came said to me that he would love to see me do a similar type of show but at Glastonbury. And I got very excited about that – so excited that when people were saying I should wait until 2015 I didn’t want to wait that long!”

Ono performs on Sunday at 6pm at the Park Stage with a new incarnation of the Plastic Ono Band featuring members of Yo La Tengo. Writing in the Free Press, she says her hope is for everyone who comes to the festival to “think of a day when we will have world peace. Together we can make it!”

Glastonbury 2014 opened its gates at 8am yesterday (June 25), when queues of people were waiting to enter the Worthy Farm site in Pilton, Somerset.

Though there is a limited musical programme today (June 26), the festival proper begins tomorrow, when Arcade Fire headline the Pyramid Stage.